Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Rice Night

So, last time I wrote about this, we had Rice Night in response to what I thought was an ungracious attitude on my boys' part during the Rice for Cambodia campaign.

Since that night, our entire family has become accustomed and in-tune to the plight of the Cambodian people and this small way that we can make a difference.

So, this morning, on our way out the door, when I mentioned it was "Rice Night", no one even batted an eye.

Tonight, we will have rice for dinner. As with the post before, there will be only seasonings on the table. And, we'll cheat a bit and offer milk and cinnamon/sugar.

We will eat rice to our hearts and bellies' content, and nothing more, in honor of the Cambodian people.

We will eat rice to experience just a sliver of what they experience.

We will eat rice to open our hearts to their struggle.

We will eat rice to loosen our hands on our wallets.

And we will prayerfully consider what each of us will pledge to the campaign.

One bag of rice is $10. It will feed a family for 4 - 6 weeks.

One ton of rice is $400. It will feed 40 families for 4 - 6 weeks.

Will you prayerfully consider joining us?

Tomorrow, I'll let you know how it went. I'm sure there will be both funny and heartwarming outtakes from our evening. Stay tuned . . .

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